Beverly Cohen has to be the busiest gal in town. Following in the footsteps of Donald Trump & Bill Gates, she recently graced the cover of Celeb Staff Magazine. and threw a fabulous soiree at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills ( which she and hubby Bob Cohen happen to own.) Then a few weeks later, hosted a Boat Bash at her new home in Newport Beach, for their annual Holiday Boat Parade. The Cohens' purchased John Wayne's former home, and have completely transformed the waterfront estate into a palatial paradise.
|Lee Iaccoca with Juliette Telander|
Among the scores of celeb guests at the Four Seasons soiree, were the original Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner, the original Hostess of Wheel of Fortune, Susan Stafford, the original Catwoman, Julie Newmar, and the one and only feminist attorney, Gloria Allred.
|Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) with Dr. Susan Stafford|
At the Newport Beach gala, we spotted. Lee Iaccoca, Mr. Blackwell and Spencer, comedian Jack Carter, and the John Wayne's lovely widow, Pilar, who was with her daughter, who lives in Newport Beach.. Now you tell me, is Beverly Cohen the hostesses with the mostess, or not?
|Tyler, Phaedra and Blake Neitzel with Jennifer Love Hewitt|
Another holiday event of interest was held at the Beverly Hills home of Duchess Dauer of Dusseldorf (aka Gail Dauer). The Duchess is the President of the Crown Jewels, an exclusive club of "Royals" who throw a Toy Drive every year to benefit Coach for Kids, Did you know that a half million children in L.A. live in poverty, with more than 25% homeless? Access to quality healthcare is limited, so Cedars Sinai Medical Center sponsors COACH, which brings no-cost health care services to low income youngsters.
|Laurie & Richard Rodnick with Hostess, Beverly Cohen|
Some of the more than 100 Ladies who donated fabulous toys to these kids included Soap Star, Brenda Dickson (Young & The Restless), author, Donna Spangler ( "How to Get a Rich Man"), Cook book legend, Renny Darling Klein, and Shelly Sterling, wife of Donald Sterling, owner of the Clippers.
|Alyce Morris, Susan Wehba & Elaine Dupont (Calhoun) at Jeffrey Tea|
And speaking of needy kids, we also attended the Jeffrey Foundations Holiday Tea at the lovely home of Susan & Fred Wehba, who recently purchased the Watergate in Washington, D.C. This philanthropic couple support numerous charities, and head up the Jeffrey Foundations' Special Children and Family Program. They helped to raise $300,000 to serve children with physical or developmental disabilities.
|Board of the Crown Jewels at Coach for Kids|
Some other Jeffrey Supporters at the elegant tea included Greta Peck (Gregory Peck's first wife), and actress Elaine DuPont, who has starred in many horror & western films. Elaine is assisting Jeffrey Founder, Alyce Morris in raising funds to help disabled children.
And to further add holiday cheer, sixteen year old Tyler Neitzel, who starred in the flick 300, his sister Phaedra ,and brother Blake, donated their time to feeding the homeless at the LA Mission downtown.. The event was hosted by Jennifer Love Hewitt, who brought along a slew of celebs including Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner, Melissa Joan Hart, and Mayor Villaraigosa The Ghost Whisperer, also brought along her new fiancé, Ross McCall, and spent Christmas Eve serving up more than 3,000 meals to homeless and needy families. And you thought we had no heart on the Hollywood Beat!